The purpose of this report is to understand New Zealand’s ability to meet peoples’ basic needs during a catastrophic event. The report proposes a new concept – rapid disaster relief and has used this concept to recommend further investment across five themes.
The Wellington region has a history of tectonic movement and damaging earthquakes. Social research on Wellington's earthquake risk is limited by has explored aspects of public education and issues around preparedness and resilience. As part of the Wellington "It's Our Fault" project, and QuakeCoRE (a New Zealand Tertiary Education-Commission-funded centre for Research Excellence), this document is a bibliography listing reports, papers, and other material on social research on earthquake risk in the Wellington region from 1848 to 2019.
This report summarises a range of disaster preparedness and readiness surveys undertaken along the East Coast of the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand over the past 20 years (between 1999 and 2019), with a view to informing future preparedness surveys.
The report provides initial options for how Napier City Council might improve the resilience of its asset and infrastructure management and city planning. While these options are designed for Napier City Council, it is intended that the information contained in this report is shared to support similar initiatives and programmes across New Zealand that aim to increase community resilience for natural hazards.
This guide outlines practical steps, which, if completed, should assist in creating a regionally branded hazard project. These practical steps are the result of reflections and learnings from the development of the multi-region branded hazard project - East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary)
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